Brass Templates from Lasting Impressions and Rubber Stamping.

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Hi. I'm Donna and the owner of a business called Luv2Emboss. I've been crafting since the moment I could color with a crayon without eating it first! I have been embossing with Lasting Impressions' Brass Templates for 17 year and I am on their Design Team.. I also love to craft with rubber stamps and I hope the cards and projects I display will perk your interest to try a new craft or play with an old one! Enjoy. :-)

Monday, April 24, 2017


Good morning and welcome to another Blog Challenge hosted by my very good friend Julie at the Stencil Specialist.  The focus of this challenge is a beautiful new stamp from Stampendous called "Stylized Whale" and was designed by Fran Seiford, the owner of Stampendous.  To enter this Blog Challenge you must be a resident of Australia and along with your comments, you must leave the town in which you live in.  All comments are welcome,however, and I would love to hear what you think about this beautiful new stamp.  Aussies have until the 28th to enter this hop and win the Stylized Whale stamp!  Good luck and here's my shaker card version, "Under the Sea."   Stamping joys, :-)  Donna

Sunday, April 2, 2017


I love to hear from my crafting friends and when they send me a card they have made either through snail mail or e-mail, I'm delighted to receive a new idea and post it for everyone to see!  Here are two such ideas from my friend Karen.  I love her little bunny plant stick and her card will certainly bring a smile to anyone's face!  Thank you so much Karen!  Embossing joys, :-) Donna

Friday, March 31, 2017


OMG ... have you seen the adorable Easter Kit that Kaye created at Lasting Impressions?  I love the blue and yellow of the chick card and the Carrot Treat Holders are so cute!  And we all need a little "faith" in our lives.  Take a look:

Visit Lasting Impressions today and purchase your kit.  If you live in Utah, you might want to sign up for Kaye's classes.  They are fabulous.  Embossing joys, :-) Donna

Sunday, March 26, 2017


is one of the new releases from Stampendous
by designer Laurel Burch. 

My friend Julie from The Stencil Specialist 
is hosting another Aussie Blog Hop in Australia
this week featuring this beautiful stamp.  You must live
in Australia in order to win the challenge, but if you live in
the good old USA like I do (or elsewhere!), I would
still love to hear from you!  So please leave
your comments below.

Here is how the challenge works
for those in Australia:
Leave a comment on this blog and the town you
live in to be in the draw to win this stamp.  An extra entry
is given for each of the designer's blogs that you leave
a comment on (listed below).

My blog = 1 entry
4 blogs = 4 entries

You have until the 31st of March to enter this hop.
Here are the links to the Design Team and
below are the additional ways in which I used
this beautiful stamp.


Before I actually mounted my Butterfly, I tried using it several ways and the last card, I actually photographed the card in black and white.  I am in love with this stamp and I think you will be too.

Fluttering with stamping joys, Donna

Thursday, March 23, 2017


One of my very closest friends just moved from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Scottsdale, Arizona and I thought I would send her a card wishing her good health and happiness in her new home.  I found this adorable Stampendous Stamp, Garden Home, #CRW164, in my ever-growing-stamp-collection, and figured it just might do the trick!

The stamp is 3 1/4" tall and 4" wide so my card base is a 5" square card.  I stamped the image on White Linen Cardstock and used a Cross-Stitched Frame Die Set from Lawn Fawn to cut it out. Next I colored the image with my Copic Sketch Markers, did some faux "stitching" with a black pen, and added White 3-D Scribbles Paint Dots to complete the card.  Then, while on a roll, I made up kits for my next card classes using the Stampendous Stamp Happy Birds, #SSC1255:


This card measures 5 1/4" tall x 12" long and folds flat.  I love birds so I just couldn't resist creating this card with little "wing ribbons" stapled at the top of each section.  I'm happy with the way it turned out.  I hope my classmates enjoy putting it together.  Stamping joys, :-)  Donna

Friday, March 17, 2017


Good morning!  The Easter Parade is well on it's way over at Lasting Impressions.  If you have not had an opportunity to go look and buy some fun oldies but goodies restocked templates, do so while you can because I hear they are going fast.  Here's a look at the latest card samples I just posted on the L.I. Blog from Design Team Member Barbara!  They are an Easter Parade of their own!
Embossing joys, :-)  Donna

Thursday, March 9, 2017


Easter will be here next month and I’ve started my cards … have you?  I have to admit, there are times when I forget how much fun it is to emboss!  Then I pick up a stylus, grab a template, and some of the new Lasting Impressions’ paper, and before ya know it, I am in love with embossing all over agaiin!.  Here are some cards I made this morning.

Donna’s Egg Bunny, L.I. Template #L9186.

Donna’s Carrot Catch, L.I. Template #L9747
Donna’s Crackin Eggs, L.I. Template #L9744.

Donna’s Peek-a-Boo Slider, L.I. Template #L9275, from the front and the inside of card.

Be sure and check out the new cardstock and fun templates at Lasting Impressions.  Embossing joys, :-)  Donna